Chicago Illinois Postcards Approximately 1890-1940
Lake Shore Drive • Lake Shore Drive is a Highway that runs parallel with and alongside the shoreline of Lake Michigan through Chicago, Illinois. Lake Shore Drive is designated as part of U.S Highway 41. • The downtown part originally opened as Leif Ericson Drive in 1937, named for Norse explorer Leif Ericson. The roadway was also called Field Boulevard; it was renamed Lake Shore Drive in 1946.
Ulysses S. Grant Monument • After his capture of Vicksburg in the Civil War, Grant took command of the entire Union forces, and helped to end the war in 1865. Grant became president in 1869, but it is for his tremendous military actions that he is honored with this statue which depicts him ready for battle. It was dedicated in 1891.Ulysses Grant's statue is located in the heart of Lincoln Park, whereas Abraham Lincoln's statue is located in the heart of Grant Park ..
Scene Lincoln Park, Chicago, ILL. Mailed: 1908, Old Vintage Postcard Illinois,PC
Chicago Academy of Sciences • Founded in 1857 and chartered in 1865, the Chicago Academy of Sciences was guided in its early years by Robert Kennicott and William Stimpson, close collaborators of an early leader of the Smithsonian Institution. The academy, with one of the best natural history collections in America, built a museum at Wabash and Van Buren, but its exhibits, collections, and library were destroyed in the fire of 1871. The academy rebuilt and lost its building during the economic turmoil of the 1880s.
Band Stand, Garfield Park • The Garfield Park Bandstand opened for weekly concerts in 1897, it drew great attention in part because of the popular music and bands that played under its dome but more so for the structure's graceful appearance and visual symphony of materials and decoration. The bandstand sits in the southern portion of Garfield Park and is a large four-sided structure set on a grand landscaped terrace in the park. The corners of the structure each have an octagonal "bay" that form an irregular shaped pedestal from which band members perform.This platform was designed to seat 100 musicians.